Rhynchogyna luisifolia (Ridl.) Seidenf. & Garay 1973

Side View Of Flower

Plant and FlowersPhotos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and his Buterfly & Orchids Website

Part sun Hot Warm Spring Summer

Common Name The Luisia-Like Leafed Rhynchogyna

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the penninsular Malaysia and Thailand as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender descending stem carrying descending, 2 rowed, usually purple, long, slender, terete leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, descending, usually 1 branched, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, successively 6 to 7 at once, to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Saccolabium luisifolium Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Saccolabium luisifolium; *Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide